Early Modern Cultural Studies

Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds

Editors: McJannet, L., Andrea, Bernadette (Eds.)

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The essays in this book analyze a range of genres and considers geographical areas beyond the Ottoman Empire to deepen our post-Saidian understanding of the complexity of real and imagined "traffic" between England and the "Islamic worlds" it encountered and constructed.

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"This is a very strong collection that will add significantly to current scholarship on Anglo-Islamic relations in the Early Modern period. It goes beyond the obsession with the Ottoman Turks in early modern writing, to demonstrate the importance of Arabs, Persians, Tartars, Mughals, and other Muslims. The methodology is strongly historicist (in the best sense of that word), providing rich and fascinating contextualizations of early modern written texts." - Daniel Vitkus, Professor of English, Florida State University

"Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds offers brilliant and nuanced insights into English literary negotiations with Islamic cultures, political Islam, and Islam as a religion in the early modern period. Overall, it provides an important corrective to the anti-Islamic notions of a clash of civilizations." - Jyotsna G. Singh, Professor of English, Michigan State University

"Documenting the English views of Muslims in multiple and contradictory ways, sometimes sympathetically, this welcome volume contests reactionary oppositions of East and West and offers nuanced analyses of various Islamic worlds, of their traffic with European economies and cultures, and of their variegated literary and theatrical representations in early modern England. [This volume] contributes valuably to a stimulating cluster of essays that interrogate Ottoman, Persian, and Mughal cultures and open fresh perspectives on an illuminating range of canonical and lesser known English works." - Richmond Barbour, Professor of English, Oregon State University


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Andrea, Bernadette (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • From Maurice to Muhammad: Othello, Islam, and Baptism

    Moran, Andrew

    Pages 21-33

  • Islam, Race, and Political Legitimacy in Ralegh’s

    Britton, Dennis Austin

    Pages 35-51

  • Persian Icons, Shi‘a Imams: Liminal Figures and Hybrid Persian Identities on the English Stage

    Ghatta, Javad

    Pages 53-72

  • The Tartar King’s Masque and Performances of Imperial Desire in Mary Wroth’s

    Andrea, Bernadette

    Pages 73-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds
Editors
  • L. McJannet
  • Bernadette Andrea
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11982-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230119826
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11542-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 272
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